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Health benefits of apple vinegar

what benefits would taken some apple vinegar have, and how much should one take a day?
(November 17, 2010)

Apple Vinegar Benefits

Apple vinegar, also known as apple cider vinegar, is a type of vinegar that is primarily made by the fermentation of apple cider, during which process some amount of sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast to convert it into alcohol and then vinegar. Apple vinegar has a light yellow brown color and will often be sold on the consumer market in unfiltered as well as unpasteurized form. Unlike most other forms of vinegar, apple vinegar is known to be more commonly used in holistic and home remedy treatments.  The benefits of apple acetic acid seem to have been prevalent down the decades of history with some Egyptian manuscripts showing that they had regularly used apple vinegar in the treatment of a number of ailments. They also appeared to be of the opinion that apple cider also helps in the circulation and flow of blood.

Having allowed a few apples to ferment, the resulting fermented fruit acid contains high quantities of pectin as well as minerals like potassium, sodium, chlorine and calcium.

The benefits of apple vinegar are substantial in the natural treatment of a number of conditions that are rather common. Moreover, there are also a number of benefits of apple vinegar that will prove to boost the quality of your life even if you are not suffering from any significant ailment. Calcium, for instance, is extremely important for the maintenance of the bones and protecting them against conditions such as osteoporosis. The fact that calcium is present in large quantities in apple cider vinegar means that it can prove to be very beneficial in boosting the quantities of calcium in the body. Furthermore, the amino acids present in apple cider vinegar act as a dual purpose antibiotic as well as antiseptic and is known to help reduce the toxicity within the body to a large extent. This is primarily because of the fact that the acetic acid present is able to perform acetate compounds that are not so toxic – making it a rather useful home remedy when dealing with conditions such as skin allergies and insect bites.

Given the fact that obesity is a very common condition all over the world, one of the most effective benefits of apple cider vinegar is the fact that it helps boost the metabolism within the body, especially when taken before meals and used simultaneously with a well planned diet. Apple vinegar also helps boost the amount of energy that the body can call on when required and ensures that less of the food consumed is stored as fat. 

Getting into the many benefits of apple vinegar with ailments and their treatments – diabetes is a condition that the vinegar does tend to lower the post meal rise in glucose within the bloodstream and that the acetic acid contained in the vinegar helps slow starch digestion and reduce what is known as the glycemic index of starchy foods. Apple vinegar is also widely used in order to restore alkaline acid balances within the body, thereby reducing the probability that the individual will suffer from problems such as irritation, anxiety, infection and excessive mucous production.

Arthritis is another condition that is known to be treated rather effectively by the administration of apple cider vinegar. The main aspect of treatment that the apple vinegar helps with is the strengthening of the arteries, assisting in the healing of wounds, reducing the effects of varicose veins and improving any skin lesions that may be present. It also works effectively to reduce stress and tension thereby revitalizing the body.

Submitted by A V on November 17, 2010 at 12:29


Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting ripe apples, the it has a host of nutrients including pectin, beta carotene, other vitamins, minerals like potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iron, chorine, and fluorine. The calcium in this vinegar helps for growth and development, pectin which is a soluble fiber helps to decrease the cholesterol levels and also helps to lose weight, beta carotene helps to neutralize the harmful free radicals in the body there by decreasing the oxidative stress. Apple cider vinegar also has natural antibacterial and anti fungal properties which helps in fighting infections.

Prefer unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar over crystal clear white sparkling vinegar. This is because the steaming process used to clear the vinegar destroys most of the healthy nutrients in the clear white vinegar.

Mix 2 tablespoon diluted apple cider vinegar with equal amounts of honey (skip honey if you have diabetes) in warm water and drink daily in the morning.
Submitted by S M on October 26, 2007 at 06:39


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